ADMIRAL T was born on the island of Guadeloupe in the West Indies. At the age of 16, he joined the DJ collective Karukera Sound System, introducing the world to his "unique fusion of dancehall, reggae, and soca music." (AllMusic) Five albums later, he is one of the most celebrated dancehall artists of the French-speaking world, bringing his trademark radiance and positivity to every performance. His latest record, 2014's I Am Christy Campbell, features some of his most widescreen dance tracks to date, and hooks to send you home with.
Haitian compas band TABOU COMBO formed in 1968 in a suburb of Port-au-Prince, and has gone on to spread the sounds of the hometown around the globe. With a deep, merengue-meets-funk sound, they became the first Haitian band to perform in Japan, Ivory Coast, and Senegal, and the first Caribbean band to have a #1 in the French Top 40. They boast nearly forty alumni, making them more of an ongoing force in the compas community than a traditional band. Songs in English, French, Spanish, and Haitian Creole reflect their variety of backgrounds and influences. DJ SPIKE T.I., a regular at SOB's and an avid collector of Soca, Zouk, and Hip Hop, sets the vibe with a set of his favorite finds.
Friends of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
Member Seating & Tent Access
Friends Seating: Rear seats open to Seat-Pass and Tent-Pass members
Friends Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
Sponsor Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.
All Performances Rain or Shine. In the event of dangerous weather we will be communicating updates on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.
To learn more about our COVID-Safety precautions, visit our FAQ page.